Construction Project Underway to Repair Rocherty Road Bridge in Lebanon County

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Construction crews this week paved and strengthened roadway shoulders along Rocherty Road in Lebanon County in preparation for a project to repair the bridge that carries Rocherty Road over the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail between North Cornwall Township and South Lebanon Township. Rocherty Road is officially designated as State Route 2002. A little more than 9,200 vehicles use this bridge on a daily basis.

Motorists are advised that two lanes of traffic will be maintained over the bridge during the course of the project. The two lanes of traffic, however, will be shifted to the side so that construction crews can work on one-half of the bridge while traffic travels on the other half. In order to do this, it is necessary to use the shoulder of the road and bridge for traffic. That is why construction crews this week were paving and strengthening the roadway shoulders.

On Tuesday, April 9, the contractor is scheduled to install concrete barrier lengthwise over the bridge. The concrete barrier will provide a  safer condition for construction crews to work and for motorists traveling through the work zone. In addition to shifting the two lanes of traffic (one lane in each direction) to the side, each traffic lane will also be narrowed to 9 ½ feet in width. Normal lane widths are 10 feet on Rocherty Road.

PennDOT has contracted with Lobar Site Development, Inc. of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, to conduct the repairs at a cost of $687,030. This four-span concrete spread box beam bridge was built in 1970. The contract includes deck repairs, replacement of deck joints, diaphragm replacement, repairs to the substructure, and a latex modified concrete overlay. These repairs are referred to as bridge preservation work to help extend the service life of the bridge. The project should be completed by mid-August.

 

The article above provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

1 Comment

  • Alan Murfee

    I believe workers carrying out construction activities of the bridge need to be offered safety equipments to ensure their safety. Rise in accidents on construction sites are common these days. To prevent such issues awareness needs to be created about safety practices.

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